Boston Children’s Hospital – Cook

At Boston Children’s Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It’s in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. Join their acclaimed team and discover how your talents can change lives.

This Cook will be responsible for:

  • Opening kitchen in the morning and accepting early deliveries. Preparing breakfast items for patient room service, cafe and catering. Baking muffins, cookies and other items for all areas. Receiving and logging employee sick or late calls.
  • Preparing all soups, entrees, vegetables, starches and other items based on menus. Following standardized recipes and daily production sheets and accurately recording amounts produced. Delivering all food products to designated serving area in an established time frame and at the required temperature. Adequately completing next day’s preparation assignments. Routinely testing food for quality, appearance, flavor, temperature, texture, color and doneness.
  • Following established guidelines, recipes and procedures for age‑specific feeding and specialized diets including but not limited to Diabetic, Ketogenic, BMT, Sodium Restricted and Low‑Fat.
  • Following and monitoring H.A.C.C.P. food preparation and storage procedures. Following policies and procedures for hand washing, hair restraints, cooling/reheating foods and taste testing.
  • Storing, holding and transporting cold food items at 40°F or below and hot food items at 140°F or above. Testing food temperatures with approved food thermometer and recording in log.
  • Wrapping, labeling, and dating all food items and storing in designated area in an organized manner. Following F.I.F.O. principle of food rotation.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing all food contact surfaces and equipment after every use to avoid contamination. Recording ppm of sanitizer solution in designated log. Avoiding cross‑contamination from raw to cooked and ready to eat foods via hands, equipment, utensils and cutting boards.
  • Maintaining high levels of sanitation of all equipment, strictly adhering to department policies and procedures, Health Dept. codes and J.C.A.H.O. regulations.

To qualify, you must have:

  • The level of knowledge typically acquired through completion of 2 years of occupationally‑specific education or an Associate’s degree in Nutrition or a closely related field and 2 to 3 years of previous experience.
  • The analytical skills to gather and interpret data in situations in which the information or problems are relatively routine.
  • The ability to exchange information on factual matters, schedule appointments, greet visitors, explain hospital policies, and/or relay messages to appropriate personnel.
    This type of interaction requires courtesy and tact when dealing with patients, visitors and/or hospital employees. More sensitive situations may be referred to others as appropriate.
  • Comprehension of weights, measures, recipe conversion and portion control to minimize waste.

Tired of working until 1am or 2am? One of the benefits of this position is the latest you would be required to work is 8pm

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes.

BCH is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability

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